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Verb
/ˈbərō/,
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burrows, plural;
  1. (of an animal) Make a hole or tunnel, esp. to use as a dwelling
    • - moles burrowing away underground
    • - burrowing earthworms
    • - the fish can burrow a hiding place
  2. Advance into or through something solid by digging or making a hole
    • - worms that burrow through dead wood
  3. Move underneath or press close to something in order to hide oneself or in search of comfort
    • - the child burrowed deeper into the bed
  4. Move (something) in this way
    • - she burrowed her face into the pillow
  5. Make a thorough inquiry; investigate
    • - journalists are burrowing into the president's business affairs
Noun
  1. A hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, esp. a rabbit, as a dwelling


  1. a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
  2. move through by or as by digging; "burrow through the forest"
  3. A burrow is a hole or tunnel dug into the ground by an animal to create a space suitable for habitation, temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion. ...
  4. There are many conditions of or affecting the human integumentary system—the organ system that comprises the entire surface of the body and includes skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands.
  5. Burrow is a hill in Shropshire with an Iron Age hill fort at the summit known as Burrow Camp. The nearest villages are Hopesay and Aston-on-Clun. It was possibly of high significance during the Iron Age as it has two natural springs.
  6. Within the Harry Potter universe of Harry Potter, constructed in the writings of J. K. Rowling, exist fictional locales serving as the settings for the events in her fantasy novels. ...
  7. The Burrow is an unfinished short story by Franz Kafka in which a mole-like being burrows through an elaborate system of tunnels it has built over its life.
  8. (Burrower) The sandburrowers or simply burrowers are a family, Creediidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.
  9. (Burrowing (politics)) Burrowing is a slang term used in the United States to describe the practice in which political appointees are given civil service protection. Except for judges, political appointees are subject to losing their jobs when a new administration takes power. ...
  10. A tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature; To dig a tunnel or hole
  11. (Burrower) The personification of being buried alive, Burrowers are corpses bound in chains and heavy blankets. As their name suggests, they burrow underground, emerging only to attack using their chains. ...
  12. (Burrower) Animal that uses a variety of structures designed for moving and burrowing into sand and silt, or building tubes within loose substrate.
  13. (burrows) holes in the ground made by animals
  14. (Burrows) In sediment sometimes tracks, signs of digging or other proof of animal presence are found. They are called Ichnofossils. Often animals on the seafloor left marks in the sediments or dug holes in the mud. ...
  15. Burrows are rooms or buildings on the Moon that have been dug into the ground or into the side of a large crater rim. Most of the South Gassendi Complex where Maurice lives is composed of burrows dug into the Gassendi Crater rim. [See: LEX, Radiation, Radiation Damage, and Shielding.]
  16. A creature with a burrow speed can tunnel through dirt, but not through rock unless the descriptive text says otherwise. Creatures cannot charge or run while burrowing. ...
  17. a hole made in the ground or a hill by rabbits, moles, foxes, or other small animals and used as their dwelling.
  18. To dig into the ground to form a tunnel or other safe space.
  19. a hole dug in the dirt as a nesting site or shelter
  20. An underground home sometimes constructed with a series of tunnels.  Both gopher tortoises and pocket gophers can construct burrows.  Often times, these burrows are used by other critters.
  21. Occurs when a snake digs underground, either to hide or hunt.
  22. Ability of shriekers, graboids, devourers, antlions, that makes them untargetable at the cost of damage output
  23. Thread that has penetrated the ground and that has begun consuming plant and animal life. It must be destroyed by groundcrews.
  24. to dig under the substrate to either search for food or create a place to conceal themselves.
  25. A shelter; insect’s hole in the wood.